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12-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By prj71

I have a Garmin Instinct Solar watch and it...

I have a Garmin Instinct Solar watch and it broadcasts my heart rate to my Garmin Edge 530.

When I go to the gym and work out, the machines at the gym read my heart rate and it matches my watch...
12-06-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 419
Posted By prj71

After reading Buzzz's post in the fat bike...

After reading Buzzz's post in the fat bike forum...I really don't take him seriously.
12-06-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,571
Posted By prj71

Personal anecdote: My 62 year old grandpa had a...

Personal anecdote: My 62 year old grandpa had a heart attack push mowing the lawn in 80 degree weather and died.

What's your point?
12-06-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,571
Posted By prj71

I did read the article. Just reemphasizing those...

I did read the article. Just reemphasizing those facts. The OPs title "one more excuse to skip riding in the cold" seems to imply that none of us should ride in the cold because of the article he...
12-06-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

I mentioned that earlier in this thread but was...

I mentioned that earlier in this thread but was shot down and told "they all do it"
12-06-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

We both have these bikes. Hers is 2020 and mine...

We both have these bikes. Hers is 2020 and mine is a 2021.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/domane/domane-sl/domane-sl-5/p/28311/

Shimano 105 R7025...
12-06-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,758
Posted By prj71

That's because we need warm socks in winter. :D

That's because we need warm socks in winter. :D
12-06-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,758
Posted By prj71

^^^This. They have numerous merino wool...

^^^This.

They have numerous merino wool socks to choose from.

https://darntough.com/collections/men
12-06-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,571
Posted By prj71

Winner, Winner chicken dinner. :thumb:

Winner, Winner chicken dinner.

:thumb:
12-06-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,571
Posted By prj71

You are are right. It was and still is routine. I...

You are are right. It was and still is routine. I grew in the U.P. of Michigan...200-300" of snow each winter. The people that died of heart attacks shoveling had other risk factors such as folks...
12-06-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,571
Posted By prj71

I was just out fat biking over the weekend in 12...

I was just out fat biking over the weekend in 12 degree temps. I lived to tell about it.
12-05-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,571
Posted By prj71

You are too funny. There is nothing wrong...

You are too funny. There is nothing wrong exercising in cold weather.
12-05-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By prj71

My comprehension is just fine and not sure what...

My comprehension is just fine and not sure what immunology has to do with anything posted here.

Any so called drop bar mountain bike (such as the Salsa Cutthroat) I would refer to as a gravel bike...
12-05-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

I fully understand the basics. I even fully...

I fully understand the basics. I even fully understand that some of you like throwing away money on unnecessary maintenance.

But hey...You do you and I'll do me.
12-05-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Sorry I wasn't clear. But I ride (use) the road...

Sorry I wasn't clear. But I ride (use) the road bike once...maybe twice per week. The mountain bike gets used 3-4 days per week. That's what I was trying to say.

Besides...Everyone knows that 10...
12-05-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Well This thread has gone all over the place....

Well This thread has gone all over the place. First I've been told I need to change the cable and housing annually no matter what according to cxwrench. Which is complete bunk.

Then you say...
12-05-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By prj71

I was asking a serious question. Friend of mine...

I was asking a serious question. Friend of mine tried that trick and claimed the handling went to crap so he put the mountain bike handlebar back on. Correct parts for job and all you know.
12-05-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 419
Posted By prj71

Why not just buy a bike computer with a back...

Why not just buy a bike computer with a back light? On the garmin computers the back light comes on automatically at dusk.

Nobody would do what you just did. And yes...you should be wearing a...
12-05-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By prj71

Do you ride that with drop bars on mountain bike...

Do you ride that with drop bars on mountain bike trails?
12-05-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By prj71

Seems the e-mountain bikes are a hit for those...

Seems the e-mountain bikes are a hit for those that like to do the downhill repeats. I'm not a downhill rider. I like to put on miles and see scenery. I'm lucky in that trail system 15 minutes...
12-05-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

So what's the magic mileage that my road bike...

So what's the magic mileage that my road bike cables should be experiencing problems?



Not even sure what this is supposed to mean. Different bikes for different disciplines. I prefer off road...
12-02-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Yup. ~2900 on my 2021 Trek Domane. ~3500 on my...

Yup. ~2900 on my 2021 Trek Domane. ~3500 on my girls 2020 Trek Domane. Zero shifting or shifter cable issues. And because of this thread I went out and checked them last night. Nothing wrong.
...
12-02-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By prj71

Nice looking bike!!! 30's?! Suit up and get...

Nice looking bike!!!

30's?! Suit up and get out there. I just did 7 miles in 24 degree temps last night.
12-02-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Bikes are always stored in a garage. Since I...

Bikes are always stored in a garage. Since I live an an area that has a winter season and snow on the ground ~November thru April each year...What bike I ride depends on the weather/season. ~April...
12-02-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

The oldest bike, the 2016 hard tail mountain...

The oldest bike, the 2016 hard tail mountain bike, has over 4000 miles on it right now.

The road bike (the one you indicated that I should be having problems with annually because of notorious...
12-02-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,060
Posted By prj71

I ride indoors sometimes during the winter when...

I ride indoors sometimes during the winter when the temp starts dropping below 10 degrees. You'd be surprised how easy it is to ride indoors once you fire up the Metallica and other similar music on...
12-02-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

2016 Hardtail (Shimano) still has original cable...

2016 Hardtail (Shimano) still has original cable and housing. Shifts perfect.
2018 Fat Bike (SRAM) still has original cable and housing. Shifts perfect.
2019 Hybrid Bike (SRAM) still has original...
12-01-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Mechanical engineer for 30+ years. Been working...

Mechanical engineer for 30+ years. Been working on my own bikes since I was a teenager. Haven't worked on as many bikes as you over the years...but they are simple machines and not that difficult.
12-01-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

And you claiming that shifter cables need to be...

And you claiming that shifter cables need to be replaced once a year is a load of horse manure. I mentioned it to some friends biking last night. They laughed and laughed and laughed...
12-01-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By prj71

I'm not an e-bike person but have taken a spin a...

I'm not an e-bike person but have taken a spin a few. Specialized does OK on theirs. I think Orbea did it a little better in the fact that motor is barely noticeable. Took my friends Orbea for a spin...
12-01-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

No. I'm not wrong. ...

No. I'm not wrong.

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/cutting-and-sizing-cable-housing

https://bike.bikegremlin.com/8622/housing-routing/

I'll let you know what mileage mine...
11-30-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

What I'm saying is that cable housing that is too...

What I'm saying is that cable housing that is too short can kink and bind the cable creating even more friction/resistance vs. just the resistance of the derailleur spring. A tight loop where the...
11-30-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,762
Posted By prj71

Anecdotally the serious people I know ride drop...

Anecdotally the serious people I know ride drop bar bikes. The occasional riders I know that may put 100-200 miles a year on a bike are occasional and not very serious about biking at all.
11-30-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

As an atheist that likes to drink beer? Not so...

As an atheist that likes to drink beer? Not so sure on that. :D

Wonder if the cable is under high tension during shifts? Maybe inspecting bend loops further down the line (especially at the rear...
11-30-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Yeah. Mine isn't frayed. Oh god no. I...

Yeah. Mine isn't frayed.



Oh god no. I have hills to go up and down in every direction from my house. Can't get away from them. The damn town I live in is in a valley. I have to climb to get...
11-30-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,762
Posted By prj71

Hybrid bike is a bike with a battery on it. :D

Hybrid bike is a bike with a battery on it. :D
11-30-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

I have some friends with the same model of bike...

I have some friends with the same model of bike or a competitor bike Specialized, Giant, Cannondale...same-same...no issues with their shifter cables and many many miles on their bikes. Just checked...
11-30-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By prj71

Agree!!!

Agree!!!
11-30-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Shimano 105 11 speed drivetrain. Strava...

Shimano 105 11 speed drivetrain.

Strava indicates that I have ~2900 miles on my Domane. Still shifts like the day I bought it. The girls bike is one year older and has more miles...also still...
11-29-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Hmmm...Road bikes are 2020 and 2021 Trek...

Hmmm...Road bikes are 2020 and 2021 Trek Domane's. No problems with them either.
11-29-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

No. See my response above. [/i] 2 Fat...

No. See my response above.

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2 Fat Bikes, 2 Mountain Bikes, 2 Road Bikes and a hybrid bike. I average about 4,000 miles/per year between my two mountain bikes, fat bike and my road bike. The...
11-29-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Well if they don't...it's not even noticeable. ...

Well if they don't...it's not even noticeable.



Silly comparison since you are talking about something that costs thousands of dollars to repair or replace if you don't keep on on the oil...
11-29-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,762
Posted By prj71

Specialized Sirrus X and Trex FX stopped by to...

Specialized Sirrus X and Trex FX stopped by to say hi.

He's not wrong.
11-29-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By prj71

Sure...they may have been able to ride that...

Sure...they may have been able to ride that gravel with road bikes, but nobody said it was fun, enjoyable or comfortable. The wider tire gravel bikes we have today make for a more stable and...
11-29-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

I do ride that much per week. But why should I...

I do ride that much per week. But why should I replace them if they are working just fine? I don't know anyone that replaces their cables and housing once a year. If the cable/housing is going bad...
11-29-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

I've found the mods here to be a little heavy...

I've found the mods here to be a little heavy handed. They need to lighten up a bit.
11-29-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,512
Posted By prj71

Nobody actually does this do they? I have an 8...

Nobody actually does this do they? I have an 8 year old bike and 4 year old bike and haven't touched the cables on them yet.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-28-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,055
Posted By prj71

If you are bouncing on fat bike tires you need so...

If you are bouncing on fat bike tires you need so smooth out your cadence.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,430
Posted By prj71

I went from 28mm Continental GP5000s to 32mm...

I went from 28mm Continental GP5000s to 32mm Continental GP5000s. Night and day difference in comfort and I can go faster over the rougher sections of pavement with the 32mm tires. Would never go...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By prj71

Yes. That is all you need to do. More than likely...

Yes. That is all you need to do. More than likely it will dry up some. My mountain bike use has stopped now that winter is here and I won't touch it until sometime in April. At that point I will add...
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